2021 is already giving me emotional whiplash. How do I deal?

Why is it so hard to be both positive and well-informed? Blame the internet.

An attack on the Capitol shattered the myth of public lands

The biggest threat to America’s public lands is a sense of entitlement.

What’s the bigger climate threat: Single-use plastic or long-haul shipping?

Ah, the two great behemoths of environmental scourgery: plastics and e-commerce.

Is wrapping paper wasteful, or is it the least of our problems?

This is probably why environmentalists have long been considered “no fun.”

Why do I love the mall when I hate consumerism?

You don’t have to change what comforts you, but you can control how you react to…

Everything I learned from ‘The O.C.’ in 2020

You can never truly go “home” again -- not even in reruns.

The buy-nothing gift guide that will get you through 2021

The holidays are here. Let’s think about what we can give in the year to come.

Is it wrong to want ‘happy holidays’ in 2020?

All I want for Christmas is an emotional escape!

Are animals eating all the human food?

There's not really a simple prescription to graze our way out of the climate crisis.

Help! The 2020 election broke my family

We have a fundamentally selfish country, and that doesn’t change easily.